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Chicken Kurma Recipe for Toddlers and Kids

Chicken kurma-Easy chicken gravy recipe using pressure cooker
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Gravy
Cuisine: South Indian
Author: Kalyani


  • Chicken - 500 gms
  • Onion - 1 big sized
  • Tomato - 2 medium sized
  • Coriander leaves - a handful
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Salt - as required

To Roast and Grind

  • Grated coconut - 3/4 cup
  • Fried bengal gram dal - 2 tbsp
  • Fennel seeds - 2 tsp
  • Cashews - 10
  • Green chillies - 2
  • Ginger - 1 inch piece
  • Garlic cloves - 6
  • Oil - 2 tsp

To temper

  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Bay leaves - 1
  • Cinnamon - 1/4 inch piece
  • Cloves - 2



  • Slice onions, chop tomatoes finely. Slit green chillies.Roughly chop coriander leaves. Set aside. Wash chicken pieces and keep it ready along with other ingredients.
  • Roast the items given under to "dry roast & grind" in a pan with 2 tsp of oil until nice aroma comes. Switch it off once done and cool it down.
  • Grind the roasted items in a blender with little water to a smooth paste.


  • Heat a pressure cooker with ghee & oil. Add bay leaves, cinnamon & cloves. Fry for a minute and then add onions. Saute them nicely until golden brown.
  • Once onions becomes transparent add tomatoes. Fry tomatoes until the raw smell of tomatoes leaves and become mushy. Then add ground masala paste  and required salt. Give a quick stir.
  • Now add the chicken pieces and saute them nicely until the masalas are coated well with chicken. Add a cup of water and bring it to a boil. Pressure cook the chicken for 2 whistles.
  • Open the cooker once the pressure released. Simmer the gravy until it becomes thick. Switch off the flame once done and garnish with coriander leaves.


Serving: 4g